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Thieme, S (2008). Where to return to? Rural-urban interlinkages in times of internal and international labour migration. In: Social Research Center. Kyrgyzstan today: policy briefs on civil society, migration, Islam and corruption. Bishkek, KG: Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia, 108-113.

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Economic and social activities of migrants transcend internal and international as well as rural and urban divides. Migration circuits are not bipolar but rather develop towards a multi-local network of family members putting into question “return” as an often assumed conclusion to a successful migration.
This briefi ng explores the multi-local migration patterns of Kyrgyzstan’s mobile population placing return in a wider context and providing recommendations how to facilitate circular migration and ties to places of origin and new places of work and living.



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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Deposited On:29 May 2009 13:54
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:14
Publisher:Social Research Center, American University of Central Asia

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